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Tea, Lunch, and Cocktails
D. A. Powell
For the first time published together, D. A. Powell’s landmark trilogy of Tea, Lunch, and Cocktails make up a three-course Divine Comedy for our day. With a new introduction by novelist David Leavitt, Repast presents a major achievement in contemporary poetry.

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D. A. Powell’s first three groundbreaking books

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D. A. Powell
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D. A. Powell is the author of five collections of poetry, including Chronic, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and Repast: Tea,Lunch, and Cocktails. Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys received the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. He lives in San Francisco.
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  • “No accessible poet of his generation is half as original, and no poet as original is this accessible.”The New York Times Book Review
  • Repast is a thrilling and necessary collection. Anyone who cares about American culture should take it seriously.”—The New Republic
  • “Powell's work shows canonical influence—Williams, cummings, H. D., and Eliot most notably—and yet maintains its own predominant voice, that of a truth teller who metes out accuracy with a fierce but well-spoken intelligence.”?BOMB
  • “[An] amazing triple-course of poetry books. . . . A deserving collection that any serious love of English poetry cannot deny.”Flavorwire
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